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  • Summary: A sweeping and compelling look at the struggle of the Tibetan people for freedom over the course of more than five decades. (Artistic License Films)
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Jonathan Curiel
    100
    Documentaries can be informative, entertaining and provocative, but rare is the documentary that makes you feel so engaged (and enraged) that it prompts you to action somehow. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion is that kind of film.
  2. 90
    A more concise and affecting summation of the Tibetan crisis would be hard to imagine.
  3. 88
    It is pretty convincing in its argument that China has every intention of destroying the culture of Tibetans.
  4. The exiled Tibetans who are interviewed display a lack of bitterness, a sympathy for their enemies and hope for the future that is inspiring.
  5. 75
    Part political thriller, part National Geographic travelogue, Tom Peosay's documentary is a distressing look at China's 50-year repression of the people of Tibet.
  6. Reviewed by: Thulani Davis
    70
    Pitched for a sympathetic American audience, the documentary goes for shock with the filmmakers' first trip to "the altar of the world" in 1987, when they happened to be caught in an uprising of monks that was violently crushed by the Chinese army.
  7. The film is exhaustive -- and ultimately exhausting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7